2022 Emmy Animation Nominees Include Rick and Morty, Star Wars: Visions, and More

Over the years, the Emmy Awards haven't just honored the world of live-action projects on television, but the ceremony has also nominated some of the movers and shakers within the world of animation. As the nominees list for 2022 continues to roll out, it would seem that some of the heavy hitters that have been released over the past year are well represented in two distinct categories: "Outstanding Animated Program for 2022" and "Outstanding Short Form Animated Program for 2022".  

For the "Outstanding Animated Program" Category for 2022, the current nominees include:

For the "Outstanding Short Form Animated Program" Category for 2022, the current nominees include:

While shows such as The Simpsons, Rick And Morty, and Bob's Burgers have been around for years, newcomers such as Netflix's Arcane and Disney+'s What If...? show just how adept streaming services have become over recent years. While we aren't sure which shows will come out on top in either of these two animation categories, this definitely makes for a strong showing across the board as to how much the medium has evolved thanks to further leaps in technology. 

Streaming services also had strong showings in the "Short Form Animated Program" category, with notable nominees being the first foray of Star Wars and The Boys into animation making the cut, along with the return of such franchises as The Simpsons, Robot Chicken, and Love, Death, + Robots. It's a great time to be a fan of animation and this year's Emmy Awards definitely proves that there are plenty of series, and short-form projects, for fans of the medium to binge. 

What do you think of these current choices for the current nominees for this year's Emmy Awards? What series/short-form programs within the world of animation are you sad didn't make the cut? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the Emmys. Keep it tuned to Comicbook.com for the latest news when it comes to this year's Emmy Awards and news about the animated projects that have made the cut for the prestigious award ceremony.